Geospatial Engineering (formerly Surveying Engineering) Flow Chart

Professional Surveying Path

Audit Years

This sample plan and flow chart is suitable for students starting in:

Geospatial Engineering

Surveying Engineering

  • 2019-20
    • ENG 1101 is not taken (Year 1 Fall).
    • ENG 1102 is not taken (Year 1 Spring).
    • Any HASS/HASS Restricted is taken Year 1 Fall instead of Year 3 Fall.
    • CS 1121 or MIS 2100 may be taken in Year 1 Spring.
    • SU 2050 and GE 2000/GE 2100 are not taken (Year 2 Fall).
    • EET 1411 and SU 3300 may be taken Year 2 Fall.
    • ENG 2120 and CMG 3200 are not taken (Year 2 Spring).
    • SU 3210 and GE 2000/GE 2100 may be taken in Year 2 Spring.
    • CEE 3331 is not taken (Year 3 Fall).
    • MET 2120 and HU 3120 may be taken in Year 3 Fall.
    • FW 3540 is not taken (Year 3 Spring).
    • SU 3540 may be taken in Year 3 Spring.
    • SU 4300 and HU 3120 are not taken (Year 4 Fall).
    • HASS Social and Behavior Science is taken in Year 4 Fall instead of Year 4 Spring.
    • GE 3860 may be taken instead of SU 4100 in Year 4 Fall.
    • SU 4999 and ACC 2000 may be taken in Year 4 Spring.
    • CEE 3331, ENG 3200, ENT XXXX, and UN 3002 are Technical Electives.
  • 2018-19

Flow charts are not an official list of degree requirements. Adjustments may be required due to curriculum changes. Please see degree audit for official list of requirements.

Year 1

Fall

MA 1160 - Calculus with Technology I

An introduction to single-variable calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions, differentiation and its uses, and basic integration. Integrates symbolic tools, graphical concepts, data and numerical calculations.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1032 or MA 1031 or MA 1120 or ALEKS Math Placement >= 86 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3 or ACT Mathematics >= 29 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 680

PH 1100 - Physics by Inquiry I

Experiments covering kinematics, force, conservation of momentum, conservation of energy, and waves are explored through guided construction. The course emphasizes understanding physical concepts through inquiry and the scientific method

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1121(C)

ENG 1101 - Engineering Analysis and Problem Solving

An introduction to the engineering profession and to its various disciplines. Focuses on developing problem-solving skills, computational skills, and communication skills. Through active, collaborative work, students work on teams to apply the engineering problem-solving method to "real-world" problems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-5)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1121(C) or MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C)) and (Spatial Visualization Score >= 19 or ENG 1002(C))

CH 1150 - University Chemistry I

Introduces the foundations of chemistry, including electronic structure of atoms and molecules, intermolecular forces, states of matter, chemical reactions, organic chemistry, chemical equilibria, kinetics, and acid-base chemistry. Includes laboratory component that emphasizes lecture components.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1151
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1120(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1135(C) or MA 1121(C) or ALEKS Math Placement >= 56 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

CH 1151 - University Chemistry Lab I

Laboratory to accompany CH1150.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1150
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1120(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1135(C) or MA 1121(C) or ALEKS Math Placement >= 56 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

SU 1000 - Introduction to Surveying and Geoinformatics

Introduction to the surveying and geoinformatics profession with emphasis on technology and careers. Topics include: technology, specialties, education, professional practice, life-long learning, and ethics related to surveying engineering.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Surveying Engineering, Geospatial Engineering

UN 1015 - Composition

Provides direct instruction in composition. Students examine and interpret communication practices and apply what they learn to their own written, aural, and visual compositions. Class projects ask students to communicate in a variety of modes and to attend to audience, purpose, and context.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

Total 16 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Spring

MA 2160 - Calculus with Technology II

Continued study of calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include integration and its uses, function approximation, vectors, and elementary modeling with differential equations.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1135 or MA 1121 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3

PH 2100 - University Physics I-Mechanics

A calculus-based introduction to classical mechanics. Topics include kinematics, Newton's laws, impulse and momentum, work and energy, and the universal law of gravitation. C or better/AP credit in Calc 1 or co-requisite registration in PH2110 required.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PH 1100(C) and (MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1121 or MA 1135) and PH 2110(C) or (CEEB Calculus AB >= 3 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 3 and MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C))

ENG 1102 - Engineering Modeling and Design

Continuation of ENG1101. Introduction to the engineering design process with an emphasis on graphics and documentation. Focuses on engineering problem solving in the context of the design process.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-5)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1121 or MA 2160(C) or MA 3160(C)) and (ENG 1101 or (ENG 1001 and ENG 1100)) and (Spatial Visualization Score >= 19 or ENG 1002)

SU 2000 - Introduction to Surveying

An introductory course exploring surveying instruments and their use in the measurement of angles, distances and elevations. Subject areas apply mathematics, fundamentals of mapping, computational methods, measurement analysis and proper instrument care in plane surveying.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

UN 1025 - Global Issues

Study of contemporary global issues, their origins, impacts, and solutions through the thematic and comparative exploration of worldview and culture, population, globalization, development, politics and global governance, environment, and sustainability. Emphasis on global literacy and information literacy.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

Total 15 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Year 2

Fall

MA 3160 - Multivariable Calculus with Technology

Introduction to calculus in two and three dimensions, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include functions of several variables, partial derivatives, the gradient, multiple integrals; introduction to vector-valued functions and vector calculus, divergence, curl, and the integration theorems of Green, Stokes, and Gauss.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 3

MA 2320 - Elementary Linear Algebra

An introduction to linear algebra and how it can be used. Topics include systems of equations, vectors, matrices, orthogonality, subspaces, and the eigenvalue problem.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mathematics, Software Engineering, Computer Science
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1135 or MA 1121

GE 2000 - Understanding the Earth

Introduction to materials and processes that shape the earth we live on. Lecture and laboratories acquaint students with minerals, rocks, earth resources, weathering, geologic time, landslides, groundwater, streams, shorelines, deserts, glaciers, geologic structures, earthquakes, plate tectonics, and the dynamics of the earth's crust, mantle, and core.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

SU 2050 - Plane Surveying

Course covers the methods and techniques to observe, analyze and report field measurement data through surveying applications. Topics include horizontal and vertical control, survey data reduction, computations, computer applications, and coordinate geometry.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 2000(C)

Total 16 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Spring

MA 3710 - Engineering Statistics

Introduction to the design, conduct, and analysis of statistical studies aimed at solving engineering problems. Topics include methods of data collection, descriptive and graphical methods, probability and probability models, statistical inference, control charts, linear regression, design of experiments.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160 or MA 3160(C)

CMG 3200 - Site Planning and Development

An examination of land development issues including: site analysis, environmental concerns, contouring, earthwork and grading, soils, route alignments, storm water management, sewer systems, zoning, and land planning. Incorporates CAD applications in the lab.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 2000

ENG 2120 - Statics-Strength of Materials

The composition and resolution of forces and force systems, principles of equilibrium applied to various bodies, simple structures, friction, and 2nd moments of area. Intro to the mechanical behavior of materials, including calculation of stresses, strains, and deformations due to axial, torsional, and flexural loading. Uses MATLAB.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2160 and PH 2100 and ENG 1102

SU 2220 - Route and Engineering Surveying

Study of the geometry and computations utilized in the design and construction of roads and highways. Topics include horizontal, spiral and vertical curves, alignments, centerline profiles/cross sections, grades, earthwork quantities and mass diagrams.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 2050 or SU 2000

Total 17 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Year 3

Fall

SU 3180 - Boundary Surveying Principles

Interpretation of property descriptions used to establish land boundaries. Resolving conflicts in boundary descriptions as well as conflicts in evidence. Review doctrines pertaining to transferring title and the role of the surveyor in issuing opinions on boundary location in boundary disputes.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 2000

SU 3600 - Surveying Computations and Adjustments

Basic computations and analysis of surveying measurements by adjustment theory are introduced. Students will gain the ability to use computer software to perform the computations. Analysis of measurements and errors based on statistical principles and least squares principles will be discussed.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 2050 and (MA 2320 or MA 2321 or MA 2330) and MA 3710(C)

CEE 3331 - Professional Practice

Professional expectations of civil and environmental engineers demonstrated through readings, discussion, and writing. Topics include the consequences of engineering, design issues, legal aspects, ethical considerations, government requirements, management, leadership, and contract issues.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

SU 3110 - Surveying Field Practice

Field to finish survey projects using current surveying instrumentation and software. Field applications include: Cadastral, topographic, as-built, quantity, construction layout, ALTA, and control surveys.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-6)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 2220 and SU 2050

Total 16 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (0.5)

Spring

FW 3540 - An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Natural Resource Management

The fundamentals of GIS and its application to natural resource management. Spatial data, its uses and limitations are evaluated. Students work extensively with the ARCGIS software package.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2710(C) or MA 2720(C) or MA 3710(C) or ENVE 3502 or CEE 3502(C)

SU 4060 - Geodesy

Introduction to geometrical and physical geodesy. Examines computations on the ellipsoid, elements of datums, map projections, and state plane coordinate systems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Surveying Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 2050 and (MA 2320 or MA 2321 or MA 2330) and MA 2160

BUS 2200 - Business Law

Provides an understanding of the legal basis of contracts and their enforcement in the areas of general contracts, contracts of commercial sales and of agency, and commercial paper.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

Total 16 Credits
PE Co-Curricular (.5)

Year 4

Fall

SU 4100 - Geodetic Positioning

Introduces the theory and practice of global positioning systems, primarily global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Examines data collection, quality assessment, analysis and adjustment.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 4060 and SU 3600

SU 4140 - Photogrammetry

Basic principles of photogrammetry and its role as a technology for spatial data collection. Use of photogrammetry in the fields of surveying, engineering, and geographic information management will be discussed.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall

SU 4300 - Geospatial Monitoring of Engineering Structures and Geodynamic Processes

Course comprises methods and applications of geospatial monitoring technologies. Typical application scenarios are presented in this course. Course has a number of labs which allow students to get a hands-on experience in processing and modeling monitoring data.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Integrated Geospatial Tech, Surveying Engineering, Geospatial Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 2000 or SU 2050

HU 3120 - Technical and Professional Communication

A study of written and oral communication in technical and scientific environments; emphasizes audience, writing processes, genres of scientific and technical discourse, visual communication, collaboration, professional responsibility, clear and correct expression. Students write and revise several documents and give oral report(s). Computer Intensive.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
  • Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

Total 16 Credits

Spring

SU 4180 - Land Subdivision Design

Introduces aspects of land use within the framework of state and local regulations of land divisions for development. Additional topics include: legal principles, preparing land descriptions, state surveying laws, rules, ethics and professional conduct.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 3180 and (CMG 3200 or SU 3210)

SU 4900 - Capstone Design Project

An engineering design project which integrates multiple aspects of previous surveying coursework while working with an industry partner. Includes project description, project planning, field work, office analysis, computer-aided design, final project completion and oral presentation skills.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Surveying Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior

Total 15 Credits

Electives

Engineering Elective List (3 credits)

CEE 3101 - Civil Engineering Materials

Covers properties and behavior of typical civil engineering materials, including wood, metals, aggregates, asphalt cement concrete, portland cement concrete, and composites. Laboratory exercises demonstrate selected engineering mechanics principles, including elastic, inelastic, and time-dependent material behavior. Additional topics include testing techniques, materials standards, report writing, and presentation of experimental data.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ENG 2120 or MEEM 2150 or CMG 2120

CEE 3332 - Fundamentals of Construction Engineering

Introduction to concepts required by professionals involved in the construction industry. Includes contracts, bidding, estimating, scheduling, cash flow, safety, labor issues, equipment ownership, and productivity.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

CEE 3401 - Transportation Engineering

Introduction to transportation in the United States, transportation mode characteristics and applications, highway geometrics and design standards, pavement design and management.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

CEE 3810 - Soil Mechanics for Engineers

Develops the terminology and descriptions common to the field. Studies soil compressibility, fluid flow, response to mechanical compaction, and strength as well as methods of determining geostatic stresses and stress changes due to boundary loadings. An experimental laboratory experience reinforces the lecture material.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): GE 2000(C) and (MEEM 2150 or ENG 2120) and (ENG 3200 or GE 3850)

ENG 3200 - Thermodynamics/Fluid Mechanics

Provides engineering students with a unified understanding of the fundamental conservation laws and property accounting applied to thermodynamic and fluid dynamic systems. Topics will include but are not limited to: ideal gas behavior; heat, work, and energy; 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics; heat pumps; cycles; hydrostatics; Bernoulli; pipe flow and loss; and lift and drag. Uses MATLAB.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CH 1112 or (CH 1150 and CH 1151) and PH 2100 and ENG 1102 and MA 2160

UN 3002 - Undergraduate Cooperative Education I

Credits may count as free or technical electives based on academic department. Requires advisor approval, good conduct and academic standing, registration with Career Services, and an official offer letter from the employer.

  • Credits: variable to 2.0; May be repeated
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Permission of department required; May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • ENT XXXX Enterprise (Except 3960/4950) (var) F, S

Science Elective List (3 credits)

BL 2001 - Valuing the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes are used as the subject to examine environmental issues. A combination of reading, lecture, and discussion will be used to study the unique ecology, biology, and history of the Great Lakes.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer

BL 2160 - Botany

Covers structure, function, reproduction, and classification of plants and algae, relating these current ecological, agricultural, or other human issues.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring

CH 1153 - University Chem Recitation I

Problem solving session to support University Chemistry I - CH1150.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): CH 1150
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1031(C) or MA 1032(C) or MA 1120(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1121(C) or MA 1135(C) or ALEKS Math Placement >= 56 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

FW 2010 - Vegetation of North America

Identification and life history of trees, shrubs, and common understory plants of the major forested vegetation types of North America. Including plant morphology, taxonomy, life history traits, and community ecology on trees and forests.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-4)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall

PH 1200 - Physics by Inquiry II

Experiments covering Coulomb's law, electric and magnetic fields, circuits, induction, and geometric optics are explored through guided construction. The course emphasizes understanding physical concepts through inquiry and the scientific method.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PH 1100 or PH 1111 or PH 1141 or PH 1161

PH 2200 - University Physics II-Electricity and Magnetism

A calculus-based introduction to electromagnetism. Topics include Coulomb's law, electric fields, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitance, circuits, magnetic forces and fields, Ampere's law, induction, Maxwell's equations, and electromagnetic waves.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (PH 1200(C) or PH 2261(C)) and (PH 2100 or PH 1160) and MA 2160

PH 1600 - Introductory Astronomy

Introduces fundamentals of astronomy. Topics include Kepler's and Newton's laws of motion, origin and evolution of the solar system, galactic astronomy, extra-galactic astronomy, cosmology, and modern instrumentation, including space-based astronomy.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

PH 1610 - Introductory Astronomy Lab

Demonstrates fundamentals of astronomy using non-telescopic and telescopic observations, and computer simulations. Topics include angular size measurements, season-dependent measurements, phases of the moon, phases and orbits of planets, brightness of stars, introduction to the use of MTU's Observatory, instrumentation, and applications of computer programs involving cosmology.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Co-Requisite(s): PH 1600

GE 3850 - Geohydrology

Geologic and hydrologic factors controlling the occurrence, movement, and development of subsurface water. Quantitative methods for analyzing groundwater systems are introduced.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring

Surveying Elective List (3 credits)

SU 4010 - Geospatial Concepts, Technologies, and Data

High level review of geospatial data acquisition systems, sensors, and associated processing technologies. Course considers geospatial metadata generation principles, interoperability, and major tools for manipulation with geospatial data. Course may help in transition of non-geospatial majors to geospatial field.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Integrated Geospatial Tech, Surveying Engineering, Geospatial Engineering

SU 4011 - Cadastre and Land Information Systems

Topics include: an introduction to land rights, land ownership, lease, and traditional rights, mortgaging and land as capital, description of land rights, boundary description, land information systems, examples of cadastre types over the globe, and modern technical aspects.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall

SU 4012 - Geospatial Data Mining and Crowdsourcing

This course comprises theory and applications of geospatial data mining. Typical application scenarios are covered. Attention is given to open-source data and systems crowdsourcing, as well as social media. Special focus on imaging and visual analytics.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring

SU 4013 - Hydrographic Mapping and Surveying

This course comprises theory and applications of hydrographic mapping technologies. Typical application scenarios are covered. An intensive lab component provides hands-on experience in hydrographic data processing and visualization.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring

SU 4142 - 3D Surveying and Modeling with Laser Scanner Data

Theory and application of terrestrial LIDAR scanning. Typical application scenarios are also included. Intensive lab component provides hands-on experience in LIDAR point cloud processing and visualization.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior

SU 4996 - Special Topics in Geospatial Technologies

Selected additional topics of interest in Geospatial Technologies based on student and faculty demand and interest. May be a tutorial, seminar, workshop, project, or class study.

  • Credits: variable to 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Surveying Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior

SU 4997 - Independent Study in Geospatial Technologies

Independent study of an approved topic under the guidance of a Surveying Engineering faculty member. May be either an academic, design, or research problem/project.

  • Credits: variable to 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Surveying Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior

SU 4998 - Undergraduate Research in Geospatial Technologies

An undergraduate research experience in Geospatial Technologies. Under the guidance of a Surveying Engineering faculty member, students work on a selected/approved research problem or work directly with faculty on active research projects/grants. May require more than one semester to complete.

  • Credits: variable to 6.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Surveying Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior